It's only a few days since a group of us offered an invitation to generate some ideas on evolving Our Society - and there's been a brilliant response. Thanks!
Over on the ideas platform there are 29 ideas, with much thoughtful commenting. Currently the top ideas are a rating system for public services, creating local maps - including through treasure hunts - social media surgeries and a framework for local social innovation.
It's all been done just through posts and messages here and on Twitter, and achieved in a couple of days from pretty much a standing start.
This suggests that with more promotion there's a lot of scope for creative responses to our current situation, both nationally and locally.
Julian Dobson has promoted Our Society on the Platform 10 blog, taking ideas into the Tory heartlands, thanks to an invite there from Nick Denys and Fiona Meville, and on Guardian Voluntary. That earned the ideas platform a mention in the Guardian Society Daily.
David Mills picked up the theme and has turned it into a poll on whether charities should engage critically with Big Society, quoting Julian, who advocated:
"critical engagement with the issues while challenging what I see as a failure to engage with the real-world experience of the people and communities who are critical to the success of these ideas."
That's running roughly 70/30 in favour at the moment.
What's next? Here's my thoughts on the process:
What do you think?
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